Programme

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Thursday 08 April 2021

Thursday 08 April 2021

14:45 - 15:00: Welcome:
Chairs
Opening ceremony
Cristina Magli, Italy
Opening ceremony
Hugh Taylor, U.S.A.

15:00 - 15:30: Cutting edge session 1 - Molecular mechanisms behind women's biological clock:
Chairs
Nicholas Macklon, Denmark
Hugh Taylor, U.S.A.
15:00 - 15:20
Molecular mechanisms behind women's biological clock
Eva Hoffmann, Denmark
15:20 - 15:30
Discussion

15:30 - 16:30: Debate session 1 - Treatment of recurrent implantation failure:
Chairs
Nicholas Macklon, Denmark
Hugh Taylor, U.S.A.
15:30 - 15:45
Treatment of recurrent implantation failure - Pro
S. Zev Williams, U.S.A.
15:45 - 16:00
Treatment of recurrent implantation failure - Con
Bettina Toth, Austria
16:00 - 16:05
Rebuttal
S. Zev Williams, U.S.A.
16:05 - 16:10
Rebuttal
Bettina Toth, Austria
16:10 - 16:30
Discussion

16:30 - 16:50: Plenary lecture 1 - No way back: The end of donor anonymity:
Chairs
Nicholas Macklon, Denmark
Hugh Taylor, U.S.A.
16:30 - 16:50
No way back: The end of donor anonymity
Joyce Harper, United Kingdom

16:50 - 17:00: Break:

17:00 - 18:00: Back-to-back session 1 - Social egg freezing: Exploitation or emancipation:
Chairs
Heidi Mertes, Belgium
Amy E. Sparks, U.S.A.
17:00 - 17:20
Social egg freezing: Exploitation or emancipation
Bieke Sam, Belgium
17:20 - 17:40
Social egg freezing: Exploitation or emancipation
Nicole Noyes, U.S.A.
17:40 - 18:00
Discussion

18:00 - 18:20: Plenary lecture 2 - Spermatogenesis in vitro:
Chairs
Heidi Mertes, Belgium
Amy E. Sparks, U.S.A.
18:00 - 18:20
Gene therapies for male infertility
Kyle Orwig, U.S.A.

18:20 - 19:20: Debate session 2 - To pill or not to pill: Scheduling improves IVF outcome:
Chairs
Heidi Mertes, Belgium
Amy E. Sparks, U.S.A.
18:20 - 18:35
To pill or not to pill: Scheduling improves IVF outcome - Pro
Juan A. Garcia-Velasco, Spain
18:35 - 18:50
To pill or not to pill: Scheduling improves IVF outcome - Con
Marcelle Cedars, U.S.A.
18:50 - 18:55
Rebuttal
Juan A. Garcia-Velasco, Spain
18:55 - 19:00
Rebuttal
Marcelle Cedars, U.S.A.
19:00 - 19:20
Discussion

Friday 09 April 2021

14:30 - 15:00: Cutting edge session 2 - The future IVF laboratory:
Chairs
Baris Ata, Turkey
Valerie Baker, U.S.A.
14:30 - 14:50
The future IVF laboratory
Nikica Zaninovic, U.S.A.
14:50 - 15:00
Discussion

15:00 - 16:00: Debate session 3 - Fibroids must be treated prior to IVF:
Chairs
Baris Ata, Turkey
Valerie Baker, U.S.A.
15:00 - 15:15
Fibroids must be treated prior to IVF - Con
Michelle Nisolle, Belgium
15:15 - 15:30
Fibroids must be treated prior to IVF - Pro
Antonio Gargiulo, U.S.A.
15:30 - 15:35
Rebuttal
Michelle Nisolle, Belgium
15:35 - 15:40
Rebuttal
Antonio Gargiulo, U.S.A.
15:40 - 16:00
Discussion

16:00 - 16:20: Plenary lecture 3 - Beyond the Barker hypothesis:
Chairs
Baris Ata, Turkey
Valerie Baker, U.S.A.
16:00 - 16:20
Beyond the Barker hypothesis
Kieran O'Donnell, U.S.A.

16:20 - 16:30: Break:

16:30 - 17:30: Back-to-back session 2 - Strategy of dual stimulation:
Chairs
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
Michael A. Thomas, U.S.A.
16:30 - 16:50
Strategy of dual stimulation
Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Italy
16:50 - 17:10
Strategy of dual stimulation
Clarisa Gracia, U.S.A.
17:10 - 17:30
Discussion

17:30 - 17:50: Plenary lecture 4 - Clinical application of oocyte in vitro maturation:
Chairs
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
Michael A. Thomas, U.S.A.
17:30 - 17:50
Clinical application of oocyte in vitro maturation
Lan N Vuong, Vietnam

17:50 - 18:50: Back-to-back session 3 - Update on müllerian duct anomalies:
Chairs
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
Michael A. Thomas, U.S.A.
17:50 - 18:10
Update on müllerian duct anomalies: Understanding causal mechanisms
Lawrence Layman, U.S.A.
18:10 - 18:30
Update on müllerian duct anomalies: Modern surgical approaches
Sara Brucker, Germany
18:30 - 18:50
Discussion

18:50 - 19:50: Debate session 4 - PGT-A for everyone:
Chairs
Richard Anderson, United Kingdom
Michael A. Thomas, U.S.A.
18:50 - 19:05
PGT-A for everyone - Pro
Richard J. Paulson, U.S.A.
19:05 - 19:20
PGT-A for everyone - Con
Luca Gianaroli, Italy
19:20 - 19:25
Rebuttal
Richard J. Paulson, U.S.A.
19:25 - 19:30
Rebuttal
Luca Gianaroli, Italy
19:30 - 19:50
Discussion

Saturday 10 April 2021

15:00 - 15:30: Cutting edge session 3 - Synthetic human entities with embryo-like features:
Chairs
Rita Vassena, Spain
Samantha Pfeifer, U.S.A.
15:00 - 15:20
Synthetic human entities with embryo-like features
Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, The Netherlands
15:20 - 15:30
Discussion

15:30 - 16:30: Debate session 5 - Thrombophilia is a relevant factor for ART outcome:
Chairs
Rita Vassena, Spain
Samantha Pfeifer, U.S.A.
15:30 - 15:45
Inherited and Acquired Thrombophilias: A Relevant Factor for ART outcome?- Pro
William H. Kutteh, U.S.A.
15:45 - 16:00
Inherited and Acquired Thrombophilias: A Relevant Factor for ART outcome? - Con
Beverley Hunt, United Kingdom
16:00 - 16:05
Rebuttal
William H. Kutteh, U.S.A.
16:05 - 16:10
Rebuttal
Beverley Hunt, United Kingdom

16:30 - 16:50: Plenary lecture 5 - Biological sensors of in-utero monitoring:
Chairs
Rita Vassena, Spain
Samantha Pfeifer, U.S.A.
16:30 - 16:50
Biological sensors of in-utero monitoring
Ying Cheong, United Kingdom

16:50 - 17:00: Break:

17:00 - 18:00: Back-to-back session 4 - Controversies in the management of severe male factor:
Chairs
Arne Sunde, Norway
Peter T.K. Chan, Canada
17:00 - 17:20
Controversies in the management of severe male factor
Adam Watkins, United Kingdom
17:20 - 17:40
Controversies in the management of severe male factor
Peter N. Schlegel, U.S.A.
17:40 - 18:00
Discussion

18:00 - 18:20: Plenary lecture 6 - Obesity and reproductive function:
Chairs
Arne Sunde, Norway
Peter T.K. Chan, Canada
18:00 - 18:20
Obesity and reproductive function
Robert John Norman, Australia

18:20 - 19:20: Debate session 6 - Cleavage stage transfer should be abandoned:
Chairs
Arne Sunde, Norway
Peter T.K. Chan, Canada
18:20 - 18:35
Cleavage stage transfer should be abandoned - Pro
Søren Ziebe, Denmark
18:35 - 18:50
Cleavage stage transfer should be abandoned - Con
Catherine Racowsky, France
18:50 - 18:55
Rebuttal
Søren Ziebe, Denmark
18:55 - 19:00
Rebuttal
Catherine Racowsky, France
19:00 - 19:20
Discussion